The GDS-Index is expanding in the US and we are delighted to announce that Washington, DC will take part in the 2018 benchmarking, joining our collaborative business initiative that drives the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in cities and in the global events industry.
Melissa A. Riley, Vice President, Convention Sales and Services, Destination DC is telling us more about their decision:
“As the first LEED Platinum city in the world, Washington, DC is known for its extensive environmentally-friendly practices with bike-sharing programs abound and an increasing number of LEED-certified hotels and venues. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to supporting clean energy innovation, the nation’s capital continues to invest in sustainable initiatives that make it a top destination for green meetings and events. Participating in the Global Destination Sustainability Index will help us showcase our efforts and position Washington, DC as a leader in environmental issues.”